Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The big fat hole in our driveway

Thanks to the city, we had a major plumbing disaster back in January. And we are hoping to be compensated for our plumbing bill. . .we shall see. . .we filed a claim anyways. So that day was actually a fun/interesting day. Cali and I had something to do all day long. . .watch about 6 different city trucks cut and dig a ginormous hole into the side of our driveway and then refill it. It was crazy! At one time there were 8 men working on it. It was a huge ordeal. And of course, I had to take pictures. . .

Our yard staked out, ready to be destroyed. . .our neighbors told us they liked our new yard decor. Yep, multi-colored flags staked randomly in your yard are totally the new "cool."
Time to tear it up.

Then they cut a major branch of our tree off(without even asking!) to use this really tall vacuum thingy to suck up dirt. I had never seen anything like it.

Here was the pipe that was causing the problem. Stupid pipe.
Time to re-cement. Yes, I'm weird for thinking this was interesting. Joey thought it was funny when I told him how we were watching for half the day:) Laundry, ehh. This was more fun. Gotta find joy in the journey of life right? Even when it consists of loud noise and strange men in your yard all day ripping your yard and driveway to shreds.

Cali and I had a little spot by my upstairs window to watch. We bonded that day :) She loved asking me questions about it all and watching the different trucks and crews come and go.

The finished product(after a few days). Yeah, we're not too thrilled with the end result. Doesn't totally match the rest of the driveway. And there is this messy looking white cement outlining it. It just doesn't look good. :( Not cool when we plan on trying to sell our home soon. . .yep, we are. Next month we're putting it on the market and hoping for the best. We've simply outgrown this place! 3 bedrooms isn't quite enough for 6 people with plans for one or two more little people sometime in the future !) We are staying in the area though. . .we'll see what happens! Wish us luck :)


Cindy said...

Wow ~ what a mess! I feel for you. My driveway is crumbling due to the icy weather. Don't you think it's odd that we have similiar things happening to both our houses near the same time. Mice/bunnies in the back yard/driveways ~ very odd!

the duchess said...

That's city workers for ya.

There's plenty of large homes in our ward boundaries. Hint, hint.


Fun to watch! Sorry about the aftermath! Good luck with house selling and hunting!